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Altec Lansing VS4121
4.1 out of 10

Altec Lansing VS4121

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Overall 6
6.0

Bass overbearing and hollow-sounding

Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 May 2010
  • Summary: The sound quality isn't all that great; specifically, the bass is way too strong and very hollow-sounding. There is also a persistent hum that is pretty annoying if the volume is low or there is no music playing (i.e. if the music isn't loud enough to cover it up).
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Overall 6
6.0

I went back to my old speakers

Francis A. Karr, Amazon
19 January 2009
  • Summary: Well, I thought that I would try the vs4121. I love my Altec Lansing VS2121's but the volume control was getting scratchy so I thought these would replace them. I beleive that these would be great in a large room with medium to high volume but in a small office I found them difficult to adjust.
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Overall 6
6.0

Recommended, but beware

Leonid K. Korolkov, Amazon
18 January 2009
  • Summary: Pros: great speakers for the money, well balanced in my opinion. Cons: horrendous FM interference from local 107.9 radio station.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice sound for the price

Irishlady, Amazon
17 September 2008
  • Summary: I'm no audiophile, so I was looking for a nice cheap set of speakers---for my big screen TV! I have these speakers hooked up to my JVC RP HDTV (there are audio jacks in the back of the TV).
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Overall 6
6.0

I don't recommend

T. Britt, Amazon
30 June 2008
  • Summary: I don't recommend these speakers. The two satellites are acceptable, but the sub-woofer is waaaay too 'bassey.' It is also noticeably muddier sounding than my Yamaha sub (same size) in my living room. Furthermore, the one's I received look distinctly more silver than black.
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Overall 6
6.0

Be careful

Charles Interrante, Amazon
24 March 2008
  • Summary: I don't know what i excepted for 85.00.The wire from the remote speaker is built into it and came up a little short for me so i had to buy some extension to make it work where i wanted it.Also the Base is not protected magnectly so put it at least two feet away like the manual directs you to.All in...
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent

bc, Amazon
26 January 2007
  • Summary: I just received these speakers today and the sound quality really isn't that great. I'm listening to various types of music (high bitrate MP3s - but still high quality encodings) and none of it really sounds special. Everything sounds really affected.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just Okay speakers

Khalfani Garcia, Amazon
26 September 2006
  • Summary: Reviews for these speakers are remarkably mixed as you'll see. Unfortunately, I must agree with the naysayers. For the price, these speakers are quite mediocre. In fact, at low volume, my Toshiba laptop's (Satellite P105) built in Harman/Kardon speakers sound noticeably better than these.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hope you like bass.

Clorman Borno, Amazon
5 October 2005
  • Summary: I purchased these speakers primarily to replace the Altec Lansing ADA885 speakers that came with my Dell desktop computer 5 years ago. They don't even come close. Before one of the cables on the ADA885 system shorted, it was probably the best sound you could possibly get from computer speakers.
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Overall 6
6.0

Something to consider ...

J. Osborn, Amazon
28 April 2004
  • Summary: The fair market value of ~$75.00 for these speakers is quite attractive, never-the-less, I returned my set a week after purchase and I will tell you why. 1) Sound quality is marginal at best.
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